Achoo! Is that you sneezing or me?
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the US.
And, it’s allergy season again, so that means months of runny noses, sneezing, and dry coughs. Or does it?
There are plenty of ways to keep your home clean and fresh to reduce allergy symptoms. Are you itching to know more?
This article is for you! Keep reading to learn about ways to allergy-proof your home and minimize symptoms year-round.
When Is Allergy Season?
For a lot of people, allergy season is every season. How can that be? Well, different common allergens are active at different times of the year.
Mold spores are active in winter, tree pollen is active in spring, grass pollen is active in summer, and weed pollen is active in fall.
House dust is active year-round! It’s made up of skin cells, hair, bacteria, dust mites, pollen, clothing fibers, and much more.
This is why if you suffer from allergies, you may have symptoms throughout the year rather than certain seasons. This is certainly no way to live.
How to Allergy-Proof Your Home
The easiest way to reduce allergy symptoms is by keeping your home clean. To keep the house clean, you have to ask yourself, where does dust build up?
Almost all surfaces will collect dust. Apparent places you think of are windowsills, bookshelves, and the floors. But dust is also found on blinds, electronics, ceiling fans, light fixtures, and upholstery.
Even the tops of doors, windows, and cabinets collect dust.
The best way to remove dust from different surfaces is to use a damp cloth. It will trap the dust rather than spreading it around the house. Dust your home weekly to minimize your exposure to it.
To keep floors clean, vacuum and mop regularly. Depending on your home size and occupants, this can mean anywhere from daily to once a week.
You can also change your bedding weekly, use air filters, declutter and not wear shoes in the house to keep things even cleaner.
If you have pets, make sure to groom them regularly to cut back on dust. While you will never get rid of all the dust in your home, these tips will help you to reduce it a lot.
Don’t have time to keep your house this clean? Definitely consider hiring cleaning professionals to help you. The help is worth every penny to lessen allergy symptoms.
Live Clean and Healthy
Although allergy season is year-round for many people, you now know several things you can do to keep symptoms at bay. With a clean home, you don’t have to fight your way through endless allergy remedies on the Internet.
Ready to take your home cleanliness to the next step? Contact us today at Two Gals and a Broom. Breathing better has never been so easy!